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Monday, 29 December 2014

Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow. Cienie do powiek Christian Dior 5 Couleurs.

Hello, 

this is a review of Christian Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow palette called also 5 Couleurs Designer. This famous eyeshadow palette has been used by professional makeup artists everywhere in the world. The great thing about this product is that it comes in many different colours.


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Christian Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette


 From Sephora you can buy:

  • Bar 56 (a very interesting combination of colours: it contains browns, peach, white eyeshadows. It would be good for a day makeup look and will complement everybody's eyes)
  • Pied-De-Poule 96 (darker shades of brown and grey, good for creating a dramatic look)
  • Carré Bleu 276  (a variation of different shades of blue - cool and warm shades combined together)
  • Tutu 846 (peach, pink, lilac - cool and warm shades combined together, they look very intensive and colourful in the palette)
  • Trafalgar 876 (warm browns and pinks)
  • 456 Jardin (peachy pinks, light green, khaki green)
  • 166 Victoire (pink, plum, aubergine)
  • 566 Versailles (light and medium shades of brown and gold)
  • 156 Femme-Fleur (a very interesting combination of pinkie browns, this would especially suit people with hazel or green eyes but honestly it would be flattering on everyone)
  • 796 Cuir Cannage (warm, medium and darker browns, it would look gorgeous on autumn type women with ginger hair and warm complexion)
  • 646 30 Montaigne (warm, light shades of brown and peach)
There is also a limited edition 2014 holiday in:

  • 046 Golden Reflections (light, medium gold)
  • 756 Golden Shock (plum, gold, light pink)

I own the Couture Colour eyeshadow palette in 254 Bleu de Paris. 


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Have you ever been to Paris? Could you compare blue of Paris to the colours of this eyeshadow palette? I have been there a few times, when I was a teenager, but at that time I wasn't interested in colour of the sky in Paris. There were certainly more interesting things on my mind then:). I have noticed that as we get older we start appreciating nature much more. Now I pay more attention to the colours of nature, changing of the seasons, singing birds, etc. Now we have -17 degrees Celsius here and I really admire the view of trees covered in blanket of snow. 


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My Dior's eyeshadow palette is a mini palette. It was sold together with Iconic Overcurl mascara. I got it during the summer sale and it was about 20 euros:).


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Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow with Iconic Overcurl

The palette looks very sweet and it is small so the application may be difficult (actually it is a bit pain in the a...). On the other hand it is good for the travelings. 

It consists of five shades: they have different textures - four shades are shimmery and one shade is totally matte. It is worth mentioning that the shimmer doesn't look cheap on the contrary it is very elegant. All the colours are combined beautifully and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. You can't go wrong with this palette. 

The colours are:


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Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow


  • sky blue (shimmer) - it is a base - light, the lightest colour one in the palette,
  • denim blue (shimmer)-  colour - iridescent,
  • silver (shimmer)- shade - satinity,
  • dark grey (shimmer)- shine-pearlescent,
  • navy blue (matte)-liner - mat
  • mat, the darkest colour in this palette.
All the shades have blue undertone, even the silver and the grey one. Yes, I know now you are probably wondering how the silver one can be bluish:). But seriously it is this kind of silver with a blue hue. In the past I used to apply a silver eye kajal on my eyelids and many people were thinking that it was actually blue. How was this possible? The answer is that my complexion has cool/bluish undertone. 
Because Dior's palette is all about the blue it would be especially suitable for those of you who have cool undertones. It will compliment the colour of your complexion.

The eyeshadows are quite well pigmented and they blend well. With the primer they last all day longDior 5 Colour Eyeshadow applied in the morning still looks fresh in the evening. It is quite unbelievable because I have oily eyelids and my makeup tends to melt. But with Dior's eyeshadow palette there is no creasing. Hurrra! 

With 5 Colour Eyeshadow palette you can create two different looks: a natural look which is obviously great for the day time and the sophisticated look which is suitable for the evening. If you want to create a natural look you should use two upper shades plus the central one. 


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For the evening makeup use the two lower shades plus the middle one. 


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Christian Dior eyeshadow

The center shade is the most important because it is used as a lightener for the natural and the sophisticated look. I have to admit I like the natural look more and I have been applying the makeup according to the instructions from Dior's site: http://backstage.dior.com/makeup-mag/en/?_ga=1.131014159.1498444998.1415524082#/look/3746/5-couleurs and I am very happy with the result. Christian Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Bleu de Paris makes my eyes stand out:). I would recommend this eyeshadow palette to everyone, especially - as I have said before - that you can't go wrong with it.
What is your favourite eyeshadow / eyeshadow palette?Greetings,
Joanna

Now the same written in my native language:)

Czesc dziewczyny,

na poczatku przepraszam za brak polskiej czcionki, ale uzywam finskiego komputera i nie mam mozliwosci dodania polskich znakow. Mam skryta nadzieje, ze Wam to nie bedzie przeszkadzac. Z gory dziekuje za wyrozumialosc i zapraszam do lektury.

Chcialabym Wam zrecenzowac palete cieni od Diora. Ta paleta to prawdziwy klasyk uzywany przez makijazystow na calym swiecie. Mam wiec i ja:). A tak na powaznie, to paleta byla dolaczona do tuszu do rzes Iconic Overcurl i wszystko to za cene okolo 20 euro, wiec kto by sie nie skusil. Tym bardziej, ze zestaw jest w niebieskiej, chlodnej tonacji, wiec jak znalazl dla kobiety o typie urody lato, czyli dla mnie i wedle statystyk wiekszosci z Was.

Palety cieni Diora maja wiele roznych odmian kolorystycznych. Naprawde jest w czym wybierac. W czesci angielskiej opisalam krotko dostepne zestawy, jesli ktos jest zainteresowany, to zapraszam do zerkniecia wyzej. Tutaj mozne wspomne jeszcze raz o trzech zestawach, ktore wywarly na mnie najwieksze wrazenie:


  • 796 Cuir Cannage - zestaw brazow w cieplej tonacji. Wyobrazam sobie, ze swietnie pasowalby rudowlosym dziewczynom:)
  • 156 Femme-Fleur - bardzo interesujaca kombinacja rozowych brazow, najlepsza dla wlascicielek zielonych i tzw. piwnych oczu, choc tak naprawde, to pewnie pasowalaby kazdemu
  • Tutu 846 - roz, brzoskwinia, lila - bardzo kolorowo i wesolo, choc przyznam Wam, ze nie wiem czy bym sie odwazyla uzyc tego zestawu.

  • Sama jestem posiadaczka numeru 254 - Bleu de Paris. Przy tworzeniu tego zestawu kierowano sie podobno wizja koloru paryskiego nieba. Ja wpradzie bylam w Paryzu kilka razy, ale jako nastolatka, i wtedy nie kolor paryskiego nieba byl mi w glowie:). W ogole, to zauwazylam, ze dopiero niedawno zaczelam podziwiac nature, as I grow older (nie chce uzywac slowa: starzeje sie:).

    W zestawie cztery cienie maja polysk i tylko jeden jest matowy. Cienie z polyskiem bynajmniej nie wygladaja tanio, bazarowo, przeciwnie dodadza Wam eleganckiego uroku. Jednyny matowy cien w kolorze ciemno niebieskim najlepiej nadaje sie do rysowania kresek na powiece.

    Centralnym kolorem palety jest jasno niebieski cien, ktory moze byc uzyty w kombinacji z dwoma gornymi cieniami (dzinsowym niebieskim i srebrnym), albo z dwoma dolnymi cieniami (ciemnoszarym i ciemnoniebieskim). 
    Wszystko zalezy od tego jaki efekt chcemy uzyskac: naturalny czy wieczorowy tzw. sophisticated look:). Ja wole makijaz naturalny i musze Wam sie przyznac, ze korzystalam tu ze wskazowek zawartych na stronie Diora: http://backstage.dior.com/makeup-mag/en/?_ga=1.131014159.1498444998.1415524082#/look/3746/5-couleurs i efekt przerosl moje najsmielsze oczekiwania. W ogole polecam Wam zajrzycie na strone Diora, jest tam reklama tych cieni, ale bez  modelek. To raczej gra soczystymi barwami: wyobrazcie sobie sproszkowane cienie w soczystych kolorach wyrzucone w przestrzen. Niesamowite.

    Wracajac do cieni, to sa one swietne:
    • maja aksamitna teksture
    • nie rozmazuja sie
    • z primerem od Lumene pozostaja w stanie nienaruszonym do samego wieczora, a mam tlusta cere i ciagle cos majstruje przy twarzy
    • sa dosc dobrze napigmentowane
    • latwo sie blenduja
    • wydajne
    • bardzo harmonijnie polaczone pod wzgledem kolortystycznym
    • ciezko byloby zrobic sobie nimi krzywde, mam wrazenie, ze makijaz oczu mozna wykonac wrecz intuicyjnie
    • podkreslaja oczy, wydobywaja ich piekno, oczy wysuwaja sie zdecydowanie na pierwszy plan 
    Jedyne do czego sie mozna przyczepic, to oczywiscie cena, ale za jakosc sie placi. 

    Dziewczyny, mam nadzieje, ze moja recenzja jest dla Was przynajmniej w malym stopniu przydatna. Dla mnie to taki maly eksperyment: dwujezyczne recenzje w jednym poscie, ale chcialam bardzo sprobowac jak to bedzie wygladac. 

    Na zakonczenie polecam wszystkim palete cieni Diora i dziekuje za uwage.

    Pozdrawiam
    Joanna

    Monday, 22 December 2014

    Christian Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara review

    Hello,

    how are you? This is a review of Diorshow Iconic Overcurl. I will tell you one thing - this mascara is just great. A real classic. In the past I had an original Diorshow but I prefer the Overcurl more. The difference between those two is the brush. Overcurl has a curved brush that will give you a great curl. 


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    Diorshow Iconic Overcurl


    Pros:

    • intensive deep black color 
    • mascara won't fade
    • no clumping
    • no smudging
    • you will have really long lashes
    • your lashes will be curly 
    • mascara will give you a great volume
    • you will be able to create a false lash look
    • simple yet elegant packaging
    • easy application
    • applied in the morning mascara still looks good late in the evening

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    Christian Dior Iconic mascara
    Cons:

    • difficult to remove
    • pricey

    The manufacturer says that this mascara will nourish and strengthen your lashes as well. I am not so sure about that, actually I don't think so:). I would rather recommend using castor oil for this purpose.
    If you are a fan of a false lash look go for it, go...:).


    Thank you for reading and greetings,

    Joanna

    Saturday, 20 December 2014

    review Lumene Raspberry Miracle Mascara with special fibres

    Hello,how are you? Today I would like to review for you a Lumene Raspberry Miracle Mascara with special fibres in a black colour. The mascara is made here in Finland:). 


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    Lumene Raspberry Miracle Mascara 

    It contains oil of Arctic raspberry which has nourishing and revitalizing properties. I am sure that this mascara DOES nourish the eyelashes.
    Lately, to my horror, I have noticed that my eyelashes started falling out and became thinner. I have always had beautiful eyelashes so it was something I would not expect. Anyway, I have decided to ditch my favourite Dior Iconic mascara (because it is rather difficult to remove and during removing process I would always loose a few eyelashes) , the eyelash curler and instead I started using Lumene Raspberry Miracle Mascara (I wanted to check if the raspberry oil really works) and castor oil every evening. Now, after about two weeks I can already see a big difference:). So, yes, this mascara and obviously castor oil have saved my eyelashes.

    Lumene Raspberry Miracle Mascara contains also extra long synthetic fibers which suppose to create an effect of long and thick lashes. Because of that this product will be suitable especially for those of you who like extension fibers in mascaras. I remember that many years ago Manhattan had a fantastic mascara with this kind of fibers. Unfortunately they have changed the formula and the new version is rather bad. Have you noticed that it is a common practice among the companies that they stop producing good cosmetics or they change good formulas for bad ones? 
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    Lumene raspberry miracle mascara with visible extension fibers 

    Let's go back to the product's description:

    Lumene Raspberry Miracle mascara pros:

    • long fibers attach to the lashes and create a nice effect of:
    • thicker lashes
    • longer lashed
    • curled lashes
    • effect stays all day long
    • no need to use an eye curler
    • the product doesn't smudge
    • it doesn't flake off
    • mascara does not contain parabens, alcohol and fragrance
    • suitable for allergic
    Cons:
    • hard to remove (but I don't loose any eyelashes during makeup removal)
    • no revitalizing or nourishing effect on eye lashes (despite raspberry booster complex)
    This mascara will be suitable for everyday's makeup. It will define your lashes in a natural way. But it will not create a dramatic effect, you won't be able to achieve a false lash effect. Would I recommend it? Yes, for everyone who likes more natural looking makeup:).

    Greetings,
    Joanna

    Monday, 8 December 2014

    Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin review

    Hello,
    today I would like to review a micellar water from Ziaja for sensitive skin. This micellar water does not contain alcohol, parabens and perfume.


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    Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin

    I was looking for something gentle for cleansing the skin and after analyzing the ingredients of all micellar waters available in the shop I chose Ziaja. Not that I had too many options to choose from:). Normally my choice would be Bioderma but I don't think it is available here in Finland.
    Ziaja has good gentle ingredients and its cleaning power I would describe as an average. On its own it will not remove all of your makeup.


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    Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin

    Better if you use it in combination with other products, like cleansing milk or a face oil. So first let the cleansing milk do the dirt job and then use Ziaja micellar water for sensitive skin for removing "makeup leftovers". After that you can be 100% sure that your skin is clean, fresh and moisturized. You can even skip the moisturizer. In the mornings  you can only use Ziaja and it will clean your skin gently yet effectively. It will refresh your complexion and prepare for the further steps of your daily beauty routine. I think it is really important because it will save you a lot of your precious time:).
    Ziaja will not dry your skin, it will not clog your pores. But be careful that it won't migrate inside your eyes because it may sting.
    Overall, good product with simple ingredients and inexpensive:).
    Greetings and thank you for reading,

    Joanna

    Sunday, 7 December 2014

    Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara review

    Hello,

    this is a review of a new mascara from Maybelline - The Colossal Go Extreme:). In general I like Maybelline mascaras a lot. I normally buy original Colossal mascaras but this time I wanted to try something new.

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    Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Volume
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    Maybelline Go Extreme, you can see a big brush









    • Pros:
    • adds some length,
    • adds volume
    • applies evenly,
    • separates the lashes,
    • doesn't smudge,
    • easy to remove (I just use plain water which removes about 80% of mascara and then I finish with a bit of micellar water).

    Cons:
    • looks effective only if you apply two coats. You will have to wait that the first coast dries and then apply the second coat. I don't remember that I would have to do this with other mascaras,
    • the brush is really big and for me it is difficult to reach the lashes next to the inner corner of the eye,
    • it may flake and give you a panda eyes effect. It happened to me on the foggy, humid day. I applied mascara in the morning and after about 40 minutes walk to the school I had small flakes under my eyes.


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    two coats of  Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara
    Overall, I would say this is just an average mascara and I would rather recommend you the original version of Maybelline Colossal or Maybelline the Falsies one

    Thank you for reading and greetings,
    Joanna

    Thursday, 4 December 2014

    Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in 02 Rose Ivory

    Hello,
    today I would like to tell you about the Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in colour Rose Ivory.


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    Maybelline Dream Mat Powder

    This is one of my favourite face powders. It is very silky and makes your skin looking smooth, oh so smooth:). The Maybelline Dream Mat powder is finely ground and allows you to achieve a very natural finish.


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    Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in 02 Rose Ivory
    Pros:

    • controls the shine
    • provides mat look but not a flat mat
    • can be reapplied without caking
    • natural finish
    • adjusts to the skin colour
    • doesn't clog the pores
    • doesn't irritate the skin
    • no allergic reaction
    • makes the skin looking very smooth 
    • after blending doesn't accentuate the facial hair, pores or dry patches
    • the packaging is very practical, it won't break easily even when it fells on the floor
    • the powder consists of a puff powder and a mirror
    • the price
    • availability
    Cons:
    • none 
    I have actually repurchased this product and I don't do it too often (mainly because I like trying new things). But Maybelline Dream Mat Powder is a classic and I will recommend it to everyone who has combination/oily skin and needs some "powder magic" to refine the look of their skin.
    Thank you for reading,
    Greetings,
    Joanna

    Friday, 28 November 2014

    LOreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm

    Hello,
    how are you? Today I would like to review another lip product. The L'Oreal Caresse lipstick in Tickle me Pink. 


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    L'Oreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm 

    I would say that this it is a mix of a lipstick and a lip balm. I am sure many of you would appreciate that:).


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    L'Oreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm

    I don't know about you but I am not that much into lipsticks. I suppose I am just too shy inside to expose myself trough the lips (I hope you will understand what I mean). But I love lip glosses and lip balms.  Lip glosses are nice but they don't really moisturize and the lip balms often don't provide enough of color. However, this lipstick from L'Oreal offers both:). It is very moisturizng  and at the same time it will give your lips enough of colour. The lipstick is very soft, like a butter but it doesn't melt easily. After application your lips will be not only shiny but also soft and nourished. If you want to prolong this effect apply the lipstick a few times during the day. I have very "fussy" lips (dry, chapped) and surprisingly two or three applications a day is good enough.


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    L'Oreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm on my hand-you can see the colour 


    Tickle me Pink is a nice baby pink colour and on the lips it looks rather sheer. It gives a subtle color and a lot of shine. The staying power is moderate.


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    L'Oreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm on my hand-you can see the shine
    I would highly recommend you this product, maybe not necessarily in this colour but you could always choose something more "visible". You can see from the pictures that I reallylike L'Oreal Caresse lipstick:).
    The packaging it plain, just pink and white plastic. There is 6 grams of product and it costs here about 10 euros.


    L'Oreal Caresse in Tickle me Pink lipstick lip balm ingredients

    Thank you for spending your time on reading,

    Greetings
    Joanna

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    Isadora lip gloss review Smooth Shine in Peaches Cream

    Hello,

    IsaDora Smooth ´n Shine lipgloss in Peaches´n Cream has a beautiful colour and a cute name.



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    Isadora smooth and shine lip gloss peaches n cream





    I remember when I saw it for the first time. I wanted to buy it straight away but the price was about 16 euros, really expensive. A few months later there was a sale in the shop. They had only a few lip glosses and one of them was IsaDora Smooth ´n Shine lip gloss in Peaches´n Cream. And the price was...5 euros:))). Of course I got it.


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    Isadora smooth and shine lip gloss peaches n cream




    So, here it is. The lip gloss has SPF 12 so it means it will protect your lips from the sun and they will stay longer young and beautiful. It is moisturizng and smells very nice (kind of fruity smell). Although on the box says that the product is fragrance free. 

    The colour is pinky /peach with silver glitter (the glitter is tiny) and is rather sheer. The glitter offers mirror shine effect. It isn't very sticky and it doesn't stay too long on the lips.


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    I am not sure if I would pay full price for this product. But if you find it in promotion go for it:)

    Greetings,

    Joanna

    Sunday, 23 November 2014

    Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base - Porcelain loose powder

    Hello,


    Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base in Porcelain is a great loose powder.




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    Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It works well together with my liquid foundation: http://joannascosmetics.blogspot.fi/2014/10/giorgio-armani-luminous-silk-foundation.html
    On its own it may not provide enough of the coverage. Especially for someone like me who has less than perfect complexion:). 


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    Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base
    It  does accentuate a bit drier parts of my face but I think most powder do. It doesn't clog my pores and does not settle in fine lines around the eyes. It evens out my skin tone and makes the pores looking less visible. The skin looks naturally matt. But what I like the most about Silken Earth Translucent Base is the light weight feel. It is something that not many powders can offer. 
    On my face Silken earth looks darker, I would say more beige than porcelain but it still looks very natural.


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    Aubrey Silken Powder

    Silken Earth Translucent Base has great cinnamon smell. This delicious smell reminds me of Christmas:). 


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    I apply it with Kabuki Full Coverage brush from Bare Minerals and I achieve an HD effect. It still looks like mine own skin only better.


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    Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base


    Product description:

    "Silken Earth Translucent Base - Porcelain  is feather-light, loose base powder blends with your own skin tone to even out color, soften imperfections and give your complexion a healthy glow. Formulated with rich, nourishing powdered silk and natural colors. Natural colors made with sustainable and agricultural ingredients".


    Aubrey silken earth back of the box

    INGREDIENTS INCl: Silk powder, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tapioca starch*, lauroyl lysine, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark powder*, aloe barbadensis leaf*, iron oxides, silica. 

    * Organic
    I highly recommend Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base for the HD look:).

    Greetings,

    Joanna

    Saturday, 22 November 2014

    Baby Buki Bare Minerals brush

    Hello,
    Baby Buki Bare Minerals brush is made of goat hair. The brush is soft and offers a good coverage. Thanks to its small size it is perfect for using in smaller areas. whole face or on the parts which you want to highlight: cheekbones, brow bones, cupids bows, etc. I use it with Benecos Natural Highlighting Powder in Stardust:  http://joannascosmetics.blogspot.fi/2014/11/benecos-natural-highlighting-powder-in.html to highlight my face: under eye brows, cupids bows and over the cheekbones. Sometimes, when I need an extra glow, I use it on my whole face.

    Mine old baby buki brush by bare minerals
    Mine Buki brush is very old:)

    Baby Buki Bare Minerals brush is small and cute and is perfect for the travelling:).

    Greetings,
    Joanna

    Benecos Natural Highlighting Powder in Stardust

    Hello,Benecos Natural Highlighting Powder in Stardust is a nice product which you can use in many ways.



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    Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust


    You can use it on your whole face or on the parts which you want to highlight, like cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow, etc. If you want to give your eyes an instant lift apply it under your brows. This is what I do, especially when I have to get up at 5.30 am and I almost look like a zombie. Sometimes I  use it on the whole face because I am a girl who likes to shine:). But being serious it gives me a brighter complexion


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    Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust

    The powder has natural light reflecting pigments which in my opinion aren't too obvious and you have to take a closer look to notice them.


    a-closer-look-at-my-Benecos-Highlightning-Powder-on-my-kitchen-table
    Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust

    However, when I apply the powder on my hand the shimmer is much more visible. 


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    Benecos Highlightning Powder shining on my hand:)

    The Benecos highlighting powder gives you a nice subtle shimmer which looks classy (and who would like to look like a Christmas tree anyway), brightens your complexion and is natural


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    Benecos Highlightning Powder back of the box


    Because Benecos Highlightning Powder does not contain the puff I use the Baby Buki brush from Bare Minerals:



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    Benecos Highlightning Powder with Baby Buki brush

    And here is a list of ingredients for you:TALC, MICA, KAOLIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, RIZINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, p-ANISIC ACID*, TOCOPHEROL*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77007, CI 75470, MALTODEXTRIN]

    * CERTIFIED ORGANIC 

    ** NATURAL FRAGRANCE 


    Greetings,

    Joanna

    Sunday, 16 November 2014

    Lumene Beauty Base Eyeshadow primer, for eye makeup that stays in place all day

    Hi,
    lumene Beauty Base Eyeshadow primer is my favourite product from Lumene. This is a classic, a legend. This is a really high quality product and I feel I don't have to write an essay to convince you:).







    I have oily skin, sometimes my makeup just "melts" during the day. Without Lumene Beauty Base Eyeshadow primer I can forget about using eye shadows because after a couple of hours there is nothing left. With Lumene's eye primer my eye shadows last all day long and it doesn't matter if I use cheap or expensive eye shadows. It also intensifies the color of eye shadow.






     Basically everything what Lumene says about this product is true. I can recommend this eye shadow primer to everyone.


    Lumene Beauty Base Eyeshadow primer

    From Lumene’s site:
     “eye shadow primer fixes the eye shadow in place and keeps it flawless all day. Allows neat and even application of eye shadow and eyeliner. Neutral beige shade evens out the colour of eyelid skin. Ensures beautiful, fresh eye shadow colours on the eyelids. Also suitable as a lipstick primer.


    Use and tips:
    dab a small amount of eye shadow primer on the eyelids. Blend in. Powder your eyelids lightly. Apply eye makeup".


    Lumene Beauty Base Eyeshadow primer


    Greetings,

    Joanna

    Friday, 14 November 2014

    Lumene, Longwear Blur Foundation in 0 light ivory

    Hello,how are you? Today I am reviewing Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation. I own colour 0 in Light Ivory. 

    The foundation is:
    • longwear
    • has velvety texture
    • contains SPF 15
    • doesn't contain perfume
    • it is suitable for all skin types
    • available in six shades 




    Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation in 0 Light Ivory
    Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation in 0 Light Ivory

    My opinion:
    Longwear Blur Foundation  is very easy to apply. You can just use your fingers.
    After the application your skin will really look flawless. 
    What I like the most about this foundation is its texture: it is light and rather runny but at the same time gives a very good coverage. I have a very problematic skin  but this foundation covers all imperfections without being too cakey. It covers blemishes, scars and makes pores looking less visible. So in my opinion the foundation offers not medium but a good/full coverage. The result is mat and I think it indeed adds some warmth to the complexion.
    I think it makes my face looking younger, fresher, well rested:). In other words the "blur effect" works:).

    Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation in 0 Light Ivory



    A closer look, more light added

    This foundation has fantastic colours (6 colors which will suit most skin tones). The color number 0 light ivory is just great, suits fair skinned person very well:). It will adjust to your own skin tone and it will look natural.



    I have also noticed that you can build up the coverage.

    Foundation will last you a long time. You only need a dab to cover to cover the whole face (a little goes a long way).
    The producer says that it will make your skin looking flawless and smooth. This effect will last all day, in fact up to 16 hours:). 
    As for staying power...it stays on the face long but certainly not 16 hours:). 

    So, basically the Longwear foundation  does what the producer promises. Thanks to the "blur effect" technology the skin really looks more flawless. 
    Blur effect is based on silicones, warm color pigments  and light-reflecting pigments so of course it will even out the skin tone and optically fade the fine lines( if you have any:)). Especially the silicones have ability to even out the skin tone.

    In my opinion Lumene, Longwear Blur Foundation is a very good foundation and I recommend it to everybody.

    Greetings and thanks for reading,
    Joanna